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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • How to Compost 
    Barnton Library 
    15th Jul 2017 

    This workshop for people who want to start composting, or who are already composting but unsuccessfully ....

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  • Scything Workshop 
    Marbury Country Park 
    1st Jul 2017 

    This heritage skill is so environmentally friendly and is increasingly being used by the likes of stately homes and local authorities ....

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  • Pantomime: Wizard of Oz 
    Grange Theatre 
    10th Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017 

    KD Theatre Productions in association with The Grange Theatre present Wizard of Oz - Pantomime ....

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  • Northwich River Festival 
    Northwich 
    12th Aug 2017 - 13th Aug 2017 

    The Northwich Rotary Club and Northwich Rowing Club are staging a Regatta on the River Weaver ....

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Bidston

Frequent Merseyrail Service

Ness Botanical Gardens

A Perfect Place to Visit

In 1864 expansion of Liverpool docks required the Observatory to be moved to Bidston Hill. The observatory provided Liverpool with an accurate time and weather forecasts by studying the stars. As late as 1969, a noon cannon, operated by Bidston by telegraph was fired at Birkenhead, to enable the people of Liverpool to set their clocks.

Bidston Windmill, complete with sails, is visible from all over the Wirral. It was built to replace an earlier mill destroyed in 1791 and worked until about 1875.

Tam O'Shanter Cottage was built around 300 years ago.  Its name comes from a stone carving of the poem Tam O'Shanter by Robert Burns, which adorns a wall on the site.  Four acres around the cottage have been developed as a city farm known as the Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm.

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